Week 4 of the Alliance of American Football's (AAF) inaugural season is here and offers two games on Saturday, March 2. For the first time, the AAF applied flex scheduling, swapping the time slots and broadcast outlets for Saturday's offerings.
Four weeks into the season and we are starting to see some separation between the teams. Will these trends continue? Saturday's games feature one of the remaining winless teams looking to get that first W at home while the other has the AAF's top team trying to stay undefeated on the road.
So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for Saturday, March 2.
4 p.m. ET on B/R Live — Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.
Why You Should Watch: The Fleet have won two in a row while the Express haven't been able to crack the win column just yet. Both teams have already made changes at quarterback with Memphis hoping last week's switch to Zach Mettenberger will finally spark their offense. The AAF's top two running backs (San Diego's Da'Quan Gardner and Memphis' Zac Stacy) also will be featured in this game so neither team may have to throw the ball very much, especially considering the Express are last in the league in rushing defense (159 ypg).
8 p.m. ET on NFL Network — Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City
Why You Should Watch: The Apollos come to Salt Lake as the AAF's most dominant team through the first three weeks. Orlando is not only outscoring everyone else by plenty (98 points, next team has 73), but the defense is doing its job (17.3 ppg) as well. The Stallions picked up their first win last week and have held the last two opponents to just 27 points but stopping, even slowing down Orlando's offense figures to be another challenge. One key for Salt Lake will be running the ball with Joel Bouagnon and Branden Oliver against an Apollos defense that has given up some yards (159 per game) on the ground. Both defenses are capable of taking charge as Orlando has already returned two interceptions for touchdowns and the Stallions boast the AAF's sacks leader in Karter Schult (four).